German farmers are increasingly disgruntled about environmental regulation which they say is stifling business.
Environmentalists have had little success taking the biggest climate offenders to court. But the case of a farmer from Peru being tried in Germany could change that. At COP25, he's being hailed by some as a hero.
Thousands of angry German farmers brought cities to a standstill in recent weeks. Now, Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to ease their concerns about new regulations aimed at protecting the environment and animals.
A farmers' organization is calling for a change in the laws on hunting wolves after a rise in the number of farm animals killed by predators. Farmers currently face prison for killing the protected animals.
Farmers from across Germany have descended on Berlin to take part in a mass protest against the government's agricultural reform package that foresees a reduction in the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
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